12-27-2019, 09:45 AM
Join Date: Jun 2010
Location: Austin, Texas, USA
iTrader Positive Rating: 100%
| | Re: TPT banned me
Originally Posted by Michael
Here at APC we don't tolerate spam, abusive rude behavior, or post padding just to use the sales forum. But other than those things, you would have to do something pretty outrageous even to get an infraction, much less being banned. Even before I became a moderator, I really valued the polite, helpful, and generous spirit of this forum.
Michael, I'm not saying this to merely to stroke the ego of another fellow Texan or as someone who grew up in Arlington, but I have always felt safe and civil under your watchful eyes. I even remember years back we were talking about soil and capping material and you moderated that discussion and, invariably, the discussion started going in tangents and you deftly and expertly got us all back on track. You were kind and firm.
When I was a moderator back on Aquatic Plant Enthusiasts, GLA's old forum, I think I only banned one person for extreme disrespect in those 10 years that I served and the evidence of their rudeness was left visible for the public.
Ever since Kyle sold TPT to that commercial pet concern, it does seem to have become, a little less kind and feels more like Trader's Village than a community resource.
jrIL, I'm sorry that happened to you. Their loss is our gain. Though you're a senior member of this forum already, maybe a second welcome is not out of order